Opportunity is a Gift

Opportunity is a Gift

For Malawi’s orphaned and vulnerable children, life consists of surviving the day. For the 1,000,000+ orphans in Malawi, opportunity is a luxury. But what if Opportunity is a Gift that could be shared? Instead of surviving for the day, what if Malawi’s orphans thrive? We believe they can and should. Help us build a future for Malawi’s[…]

Big Dreams: Big Lives

Big Dreams: Big Lives

At one time or another every child has big dreams – to have a purpose in life. It is no different for children in Malawi. It is innate in us to want to become more than we are. In some way we all want big lives – lives that count. Alice has a big dream –[…]

Extreme Possibilities

Extreme Possibilities

Today there are over 700 million people on this planet living in “extreme poverty” (existing on less than $1.90 per day). Non-governmental organizations around the world have set a goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. Yet sadly, in Malawi the numbers of extreme poor have risen to 71% of the population (approximately 12 million[…]

MCM as a Community School

MCM as a Community School

A Community School is a proven strategy for student success. A Community School is both a place and a collaboration between the school and other community resources. This approach integrates focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities, leading to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Nicole Holmes outlines the 8 characteristics of a “Community[…]

Protecting the Vulnerable in Malawi

Protecting the Vulnerable in Malawi

[Reprinted from http://www.pccaroundtheworld.com/2017/08/08/protecting-the-vulnerable-in-malawi/, by Rachel Parker] Avisha’s first time to Africa was in 2005, before she was married to Ken Mpemba.  Growing up in Hong Kong and then moving to the United States when she was seventeen, Avisha met Ken at PCC, when she was working at the Swim and Gym program and he was a[…]

Young Men’s Project

Young Men’s Project

To better equip the boys at MCM for future employment our team launched the Young Men’s Project this summer.  The program includes mentoring to provide guidance and nurturing to develop strong leaders in their homes and communities.   In addition with the help of local men the group is taught vocational and business skills; learning to craft household,[…]